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The Winged Passion Flower.

  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton

  • PUBLISHER: London, published by Dr. Thornton, June 1, 1802.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint, stipple and line engraving printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1802.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 17 7/8 x 14 1/4" (36.2 x 45.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Second state of three. From "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature" by Dr. Robert Thornton. Drawn by Peter Henderson (active 1791-1829). Engraved by Thomas Warner (active 1790–1828). Published in London 1799-1807. <br><br> This publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for tear along lower right edge, 1/4" into image. Two short tears in lower margin. Fine original hand coloring.

  • REFERENCE: #301 in "Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries" by Gordon Dunthorne.